Cyanogen Porting Linux 3.0 Kernel to MSM7x30 Phones

According to a Google+ post (what are we going to call those? Geeps?) Cyanogen himself is working on porting the Linux 3.0 kernel to Android-powered devices running on the msm7x30 chipset.

According to the post “All the subsystem changes from 2.6.35 to 3.0 are super tedious, especially sound.

What does the 3.0 kernel include?

First of all, it does NOT include any “special scary new features” and “there’s absolutely no reason to aim for the traditional ‘.0’ problems that so many projects have”.

Instead the release includes the “usual two thirds driver changes, and a lot of random fixes” and “some nice VFS cleanups, various VM fixes, some nice initial ARM consolidation (yay!)”.

According to Linus himself, “in general this is supposed to be a fairly normal release cycle”.

So, with no much fanfare, the 3.0 kernel was released, and with the backing of one of the Android greats, it’s coming to smartphones soon.

Source: Cyanogen on Google+

Image: Namase

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